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Compact Hinoki Cypress

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 12 - 15 Feet
  • Mature Spread 12 - 15 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

The upright growing Hinoki Cypress is a much more compact, slow growing variety. Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’ is a wonderfully deep green evergreen conifer that adds year round interest to every garden. The flat, fan shaped branches are loosely spaced on this shrub to give it the most interesting texture that looks both soft and sharp.The mature height makes this shrub perfect for adding structure to the garden when most other perennials or shrubs are sleeping in the winter.

The growth rate of Compact Hinoki Cypress is 3-6 inches a year, with an overall height of 5 feet in 10 years. Hinoki Cypress live quite comfortably in containers their whole life. The container needs to be at least 24 inches in diameter and preferably larger. Compact Cypress work in most any garden theme, from formal to Asian inspired to casual modern.

Compact Hinoki Cypress Care

Evergreen conifers prefer soil that is on the acid side of the pH scale, in the range of 4.5-6.0. This Hinoki Cypress will tolerate more alkaline soils with no loss of color. Average, well drained soils are perfect to get these shrubs well established. As they mature they become more drought resistant. Fertilizer is rarely needed. A feed once in the early spring of a well balanced, slow release fertilizer is sufficient.

Pruning is not normally done to Hinoki Cypress. A quick prune out of any dead, diseased or dying branches early in the spring as the new growth is beginning. Deer and rabbit resistance is good. Very few diseases or pests bother Compact HInoki Cypress.

Compact Hinoki Cypress Spacing

Planting Hinoki Cypress in full sun to part shade will ensure that they eventually reach their mature size. Height 12-15 feet and width of 6-8 feet. When planted together as a hedge, the proper spacing is 7 feet, center on center.

Compact Hinoki Cypress Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 12 - 15 Feet
Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Feet
Spacing: 6 - 8 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Deep Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Compact Hinoki Cypress
Other Name(s):

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